Sharí Alexander


Episode 75: You Never Know Where Inspiration Will Come From, with Sharí Alexander

Sharí is a persuasiveness coach known for bringing the “dark arts” of influence into the light. She has built her career as a speaker, writer, trainer and coach by revealing powerful secrets behind conversational influence.

She has personally learned the best persuasive triggers and techniques from master influencers, including CIA field agents, hostage negotiators, con-artists, HUMINT officers, interrogators, trial attorneys, mentalists, undercover law enforcement, and even pick-up artists. Her mission is to put these powerful skills in the hands of entrepreneurs and leaders so that they can effectively be a positive influence in their businesses and lives.

In this episode, Sharí and Stacy discuss being a lifelong learner and how and why you should learn from whoever you can, not just people in your own field.

Some highlights include:

“I was in a job that I was very, very good at, and I hated it.” At minute 1:00, Sharí talks about why she decided to jump into entrepreneurship.

Go to exceptional, highly-cultivated conferences. At minute 9:00, Sharí talks about the value she’s received by attending application-only conferences.

Make your schedule work for you. At minute 13:00, Sharí talks about work-life balance and why it looks different for everyone.

Influence is communication with a goal. At minute 16:00, Sharí talks about the relationship between communication and influence and how to use that to your benefit.

You never know where inspiration will come from. At minute 21:00, Sharí talks about the importance of studying people in fields different from your own.

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